Book Brief: Making Your Dreams Come True by Marcia Wieder

Book Number 5 on my Book-a-Week list for 2011 – Making Your Dreams Come True by Marcia Wieder


Marcia Wieder’s mission is to help people have dreams again, and to teach them how to make their dreams come true. She founded Dream University over 25 years ago, and has many impressive credentials, including author of 14 best-selling books, 3-time guest on the Oprah Winfrey show, and personal success coach to Jack Canfield, author and founder of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

I’ve had the privilege of meeting Marcia and hearing her speak on three different occasions. I feel especially fortunate that her endorsement now appears on the cover of my book. It says:


 Making Your Dreams Come True is a step-by-step guide to figuring out what your dreams are and determining the steps you need to get there. Marcia’s formula for making your dreams come true is actually very simple:

  1. First, get clear about what your dream is.
  2. Second, remove the obstacles, especially the limiting beliefs.
  3. Third, design the simple steps to make it happen.

Of course the individual steps take some work, but Marcia makes it clear that they don’t have to be as hard as many people think they are. And she walks you through the questions you need to ask yourself to complete each of the steps. Marcia teaches about the “Passion Pyramid”, a tool to help you align the “four P’s” that can ignite your dreams: purpose, passion, possibilities and power. The book is also filled with many real-life examples of people Marcia has worked with over the years to help achieve their dreams. These are not people of great financial means or great genius. They are just ordinary people who got clear about their dreams, removed their limiting beliefs about them, and put plans in place to make them happen.

Perhaps the message of Marcia’s that resonates with me the most is her message about living your life on purpose. She says that one of the requirements for achieving your dreams is to live your life on purpose. And to live your life on purpose, you must do three things:

  1. Have a spiritual practice. In other words, spend time every day connecting with your spirit and the whispers of your soul through prayer or meditation or some other means.
  2. Know what is unique and special and great about you (and I call that the Reasons Why YOU ROCK!)
  3. Live your life in service with your greatness

An inspiring and yet practical read. I definitely recommend it.

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